Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

China reports new avian influenza outbreak in Tibet

Tibet 29 January, 2008 An outbreak of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has been discovered in Tibet.
The outbreak in the Gongga county left a total of 1,000 birds dead and a further 13,080 were slaughtered. No human infection has been reported.  Local authorities have imposed quarantine restrictions in the affected areas.
The recent outbreak comes less than a month after another case in Turpan, in northwest China, killed 4,850 birds and another 29,383 were culled.